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Folklife Program Director

Employer
University of South Carolina
Location
SC, South Carolina
Closing date
Jan 31, 2022

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Position Type
Dean / Department Head
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Business
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Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

We are only accepting applications submitted by January 31, 2022

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Posting Number STA01389PO21

Classification Title

Internal Title Folklife Program Director

Campus Columbia

Work County

College/Division College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Band 5

Advertised Minimum Salary $34,331

Advertised Salary Range $34,331

Location of Vacancy

Part/Full Time Full Time

Hours per Week 37.5

Work Schedule

Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Type of Staff Position Research Grant (RGP)

Basis 12 months

Job Search Category Administrative

About University of South Carolina

The University of South Carolina is a globally recognized, high-impact research university committed to a superior student experience and dedicated to innovation in learning, research and community engagement. Founded in 1801, the university offers more than 300 degree programs and is a top-tier Carnegie Foundation research institution. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of 20 locations throughout the state, including the research campus in Columbia. With 60 nationally ranked academic programs including top-ranked programs in international business, the nation's best honors college and distinguished programs in engineering, law, medicine, public health and the arts, the university is helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and around the world.

Diversity Statement

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.

Benefit Eligibility Type Research Grant (RGP)

South Carolina Retirement Yes

State Insurance Programs Yes

Annual Leave Yes

Sick Leave Yes

Advertised Job Summary

The Folklife Program Director plans and implements folklife-related research
and public programs that engage on and off campus audiences. Undertakes
phase 2 of the Tradition Bearers Survey Project by conducting in-depth fieldwork/
research and continued asset mapping in communities across the state. Manages
the annual Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Awards, the Folklife Resource Center
and the South Carolina Broadcast Archives.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Bachelor's degree in American studies, anthropology, cultural geography, ethnomusicology, folklore, history, or related discipline and 2 years work experience in public sector folklore, folklife, ethnomusicology, or related work areas; or equivalency.

Preferred Qualifications

Spanish fluency is strongly preferred. Some knowledge of Final Cut Pro and video editing preferred.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Knowledge in the field of traditional arts, including regional and state contacts. Experience with archival practices involving paper and audio-visual records. Ability to write grants and reports and seek new funding sources. Skills in facilitating group processes (meetings). Public speaking skills and experience providing folk arts education to public audiences. Managerial level program operations , organizational development and strategic planning skills. Proven ability to work effectively with community organizations and individuals in the development of projects/proposals, and to provide technical assistance in the documentation of support materials. Ability to analyze applications and summarize materials for panel meetings. Strong organizational planning skills, ability to work on multiple projects. Skills in financial management, including budget preparation and project budget management. Ability to develop partnerships, nurture collaborations, and work congenitally with representatives of the public and private sectors, other museum staff and departments, along with the ability to work well within and understand the confines of a state university. Ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies. Proficiency in MS Word, Access, and PowerPoint. Familiarity with Adobe programs like Photoshop, InDesign, and Audition. Knowledge of cultural/heritage tourism issues.

Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

Hazardous weather category

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date 02/01/2022

If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date

Job Open Date 12/16/2021

Job Close Date 01/31/2022

Open Until Filled No

Special Instructions to Applicant

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

We are only accepting applications submitted by January 31, 2022

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.
Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  • * Do you have at least a Bachelor's degree in American studies, anthropology, cultural geography, ethnomusicology, folklore, history, or related discipline and 2 years work experience in public sector folklore, folklife, ethnomusicology, or related work areas; or equivalency?
    • Yes
    • No
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